Lesson 8: Learning the keyspqcolon (:)
Read the paragraphs Position Points and Finger Positions. Practice typing the letters to be learned. It is okay to look at the keys during this preview time. Place the mouse pointer into the practice box, left click, and begin typing.Keep eyes on monitor screen and keyboard chart.
Do not worry about errors as you type. Observing your typing errors by you and your teacher is an important step toward learning to type and improving accuracy.
Correcting errors with Backspace, left arrow, or Delete key serves no useful purpose and will hinder your keyboard learning. Correcting errors with Backspace or Delete key is for word processing - not for learning the keyboard. Typing errors cannot be corrected using backspace, delete, or arrow keys.
Sit up straight with YOUR back against back of chair -- both feet flat on the floor
LEFT index finger on the letter F -- RIGHT index finger on the letter J
Fingers curved with palms raised -- palms are not touching desktop
Eyes on the screen as you type -- not on the keys
Place left and right hands on the home row keys
Letter P typed with the semi-colon(;) finger - practice typing ; p ; p ; p ; p ; p ; p ; p ; p ; p ; p
Colon(:) typed by pressing left-shift key + semi-colon(;) - practice typing ; : ; : ; : ; : ; : ; : ; :
Always place ONE (1) space after a comma (,)
Always place TWO (2) spaces after a colon (:)
Always place ONE (1) space after a semi-colon (;)
When the Period ends a sentence - place TWO (2) spaces
When the Period follows an abbreviation - place ONE (1) space
Continue to press the ENTER KEY at the end of each line. Move only right little finger - not the entire right hand.
Practice ― Lesson 8 ―pqcolon(:)
Line numbers are not typed. Press ENTER at end of each line. Typing errors cannot be corrected. Choose to type and complete at least one lesson during each class period.
;;; ;p; ;:; ::: :p: ;;; ;p; ;p; p;p ;p; ;p; :po op: ;P; P;P ;;PP:
Have your teacher review this lesson with you when finished.